how to achieve the perfect balance indoors and outdoors
the art of feng shui is a custom that keeps our homes and offices in perfect harmony and balance. Did you know that water is a key element to implement this practice? water is not only beneficial for health and the environment. it is also a way to bring luck and prosperity into their lives when used correctly in feng shui. But what exactly is feng shui and how can you incorporate its use of water into your home? here we have all the answers about feng shui and water.
what is feng shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that brings all of the natural elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) into a space to help create a positive flow of energy. Actually, the term feng shui literally translates to wind and water. the wind carries chi, the energy of life or the energy that permeates everything around us, and gathers near the water. Feng Shui is often misunderstood as simply sprucing up and decorating the home, but it is a highly formulated system for balancing and attracting positive energy to a home, office, room, or garden. when executed correctly in the room, you will notice less stress and anxiety, as well as a much more effective flow of energy. the goal is to create a comfortable and loving place for you and your family where all the elements complement each other to produce balance and harmony.
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water and feng shui
While all other elements are essential, water is extremely important in feng shui as it is the ancient Chinese symbol of prosperity and abundance. flowing water symbolizes income. this could be a river, a lake or a pond. As long as it flows peacefully, it symbolizes wealth, that is, the money that comes in every month! and when the water accumulates it means opulence and a collection of assets such as a company, property or business. according to legend, to amass great wealth, it is necessary to accumulate water. you can build a pool or pond at least 18 inches deep and reap the benefits.
In addition to all the good fortune that water can bring, the sight and sound of moving water is relaxing and stress-reducing. it also helps keep positive energy flowing through your living space at all times. stagnant energy is negative and wreaks havoc on the body and mind, but keeping the energy flowing is considered extremely healthy and revitalizes the life force of energy. the water also helps to humidify the air, which increases air quality and is another health benefit.
implementation of feng shui and water indoors
The first step in incorporating the water element of feng shui into your home is to eliminate clutter. this removes messy bad energy and gives you a fresh start. To have good chi, you must have a clear space, good light, and good air quality. then get your bagua or feng shui map to analyze where the specific energies are. The map has regions dedicated to family, career, wealth, and more, and placing a water source in the wrong place can be devastating.
A feng shui fountain helps balance energy and increase personal strength. it also brings nature indoors to bring harmony into your home. it is good to have one that holds at least a few liters of water. if it is placed in a large room, it is good to have several gallons or even a larger quantity of water. material and color don’t make much of a difference as long as you have enough water. just try to avoid colors like red, which represents fire, an element that collides with water. the font you choose can also represent one or more elements. a metal font, such as a copper or steel font, will represent the metal element, while a stone or ceramic font will represent the earth element.
proper location is critical to success. The water element is very beneficial in the following feng shui areas: east, southeast, and north. water sources should not be placed facing south because it is associated with reputation and fame and its element is fire. If these areas fall into your bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom, place the fountain in the wealth corner of your living room. also do not place a fountain under a staircase, as this can cause illness or other misfortunes to children. Regardless of the direction, the main entrance of a house is always a good place for a water feature, as it tends to attract wealth and success. just make sure it’s to the left of the door. it is said that having water on the right can cause extramarital affairs.
Having a portable source may be the best way to determine the best location. using a portable source allows you to experiment. put a fountain or water somewhere in the room and then wait a week and see if anything changes. If you experience a lot of negative things in your life, remove the water source from that area. do this one source at a time to see how it affects your life.
In any fountain, indoors or outdoors, the water must be kept clean and in constant flow. the speed of the water should seem pleasant and relaxing and the sound should be pleasant, not harsh. You can run the fountain continuously, but to help the pump last longer, use a timer or try an automatic shutoff pump. once a month you should turn off the indoor fountain and clean it with a mild cleaner or use fountain cleaning tablets and a solvent that will remove hard water deposits.
implementation of feng shui and outdoor water
feng shui is not only implemented inside the home, it can also be executed outdoors. In feng shui theory, every 9 years buildings and houses will be closed for money, which means financial problems may occur. Placing the right amount of water in a complementary area outside of your home can unlock your home or business. as long as the water flows, the money will also flow. Regardless of location, make sure the water is flowing toward the house and not away from the house or building. To help avoid this blocked phase, you can place a water feature in front of your house. this invites prosperity, abundance and good luck into your home. however, a backyard zen water garden can also work. for outside fountains you want many gallons of water to be effective. an outside fountain should hold at least 25 gallons of water and even more if possible. As mentioned above, adding a pond is also a great water remedy. outdoor fountains and ponds should be cleaned as they can collect dirt, leaves, bird droppings, or other debris. you can hose down an outdoor fountain and also add water treatments to keep the water clean and clear, as often as needed.
Don’t worry if the pond or fountain isn’t facing the way you want. You just need to be careful about placement and understand how the five elements express themselves in shapes and colors and how they balance the element of water. the most important thing is to create a space just for you. You’ll need wind chimes, plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and of course the fountain or pond. Create a path to your outdoor space with some strategically placed zen garden fountains, which you can easily buy or make yourself. garden fountains should create a sanctuary for birds, pets, friends and family. ponds innately attract this energy and give a natural feng shui effect. These water sources help balance the forces of nature and create healthy energy for all living things. By sharing your feng shui fountain or pond with all living things, you are opening your heart to positive energy or chi.
If you’re feeling lost and want to make sure you’re balancing your home correctly, consult a feng shui professional. but hopefully we’ve given you some starting points for using water with feng shui so you can relax and enjoy your sacred space.